General Advertiser, February 18, 1745

General Advertiser

February 18, 1745

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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - February 18, 1845, London, Middlesex Numb. 3539. T u E S D A y, February i8, 1745-6. Vtaly February 16. IEMAIN his Majefty's Ships Princefs Louifa, Commodore Mitchell} and the Rub'y {' with' a S wedifti" "Ship, and a Coafter bound to the Northward. Arrived his Majefty's Ship Squirrel, from theWeftward. Wind S.W. ; Falmouth, Feb. 13. Arrived the __ Warren Gaily Privateer. Sailed tfie William and Jane, Hawking, for Barbadoes j and the' Dantzick Merchant, Brown, for South Carolina. Wind N.E. �� Plymouth, Feb. 12. Since my laft came in his Majefty's Ship the Norwich, Cape. Smith"; the Mary of London, Anderfon, for Barbadoes ; Providence, Michell, from London, for Oporto......... Dartmouth, Feb. 14. Came in the T\vo Brothers, of this Place, Grantland, from Figura ; the Placett, Winfor, from Faroe, for Topfham ; and Profperity, Walfh, from Dublin for this Place ; and remain with the Ferret Sloop of War j and Pompey, Burnett. Wind Eaft. Pool, Feb. 15. Sail'd the Endeavour, Truth, to take in Corn at Arundel, foriretend. Coiwes, Feb. 15. "Came down Weazle Sloop to Convoy the Ships bound- to Guernzey and Jerzey. Sail'd the Elizabeth, Dupree," for Guernzey ; Friendihip, Geheen, for Lifbon; Ruby, Bailey; and Duke of Cumberland, for Oporto, to Sphhead, to join the Convoy. Ycfterday iaU'd for.Spithead the" European, Wright, for Carolina ; Cato, Le Gard, for Oporto j Fanny, Roberts, for Lifbon. Alfo fail'd the Weazle Sloop, with the Judith, Brehantj John and Mary, Wall; King's-Fifher, Vibert ; Charm--mg Betty, Chevalier; ami" the Friendihip, Perchard, for Jerzey and Guernzey. Sail'd the Groves, Pearfon, to join the Lifbon Convoy. The Atajanta, Vavafor, from London, is arrived at Dublin. Francfybrt, Fik *6. M. Onflow Burrifh, Minifterfrom the King of Great-Britain, has lately taken a Journey to ionn, in order-to execute a Commiffion-from his Britannic Majefty, ;and return'd from thence Tery lately. The Success of his Commiffion is not certainly known, norwhe-tkr.the. Elector of Cologne will enter into any new "Engagements to furnifh Troops to the Maritime Powers. Turin, Feb. 6. The King having caufed an Account to be laid before him, at his Return from the Army, of the interior Staje of his Affairs., his Majefty not finding them as he could have wjfhed, recalled th* Marquis de Fortana, formerly Minifter of War, who fome Time ago demanded . his Difmiffion, and declared him upon his Restoration to his Place, Chief of all the Offices, with the Title of Grand Viador. . Vienna, Feb. 9. The Departure of Prince Charles for his Command in the Low-Countries is deferred till next Month, and that of Prince Lobkowitz delayed for fome Time. This is attributed to the Meafures thac areneceffary to be taken beforehand; - in order to forward the March of the Imperial -Reinforcements from Bohemia, and of thofe expected from Saxony. LONDON. Yefterday it was currently reported, that Bruffels was aftually in the Hands of the French. But, The Supplement to.the Rotterdam Dutca Courant of the 2zd, contains an. Article from Antwerp of the 2i,ft, giving an Account of a grand Aflault upon Bruffels, in which the Enemy were repulfed with great Lofs. The Particulars*are, in-Subftance, as follows : 4 The Garrifon of Bruffels having made feveral fuccefs-4 ful Sallies with great Courage, in which they had flaugh-4 ter'd many of the Befiegers, and nail'd up their Cannon, 'the Day before yefterday a great Shout was heard from ' the City, which made it thought the Befieged had pro-' pofed to capitulate. But Yefterday in the Evening the * important News came to the Prince of Waldeck, that 4 the French, who had demanded a Sufpenfion of Arms 4 for twenty-four Hours to bury their Dead, Yefterday ' Morning, when not above ten of the Hours were paft, ' made a furious general Storm with three Brigades, in or-' der to render themfelves Mailers, of the Place Sword in Hand: But the-Garrifon being alarmed, placed, fome 4 Cannon loaded with Small-fhot againft the Breach, and '.made fo good a Defence, that the Affailants were obliged to retire with the Lofs. of between 3 or 4000 Men ; * That Sallies were made at the fame Time from two Gates, which tojjk. the Enemy in Flank, and made great* Slaughter, while another Party ruined moft of their Bat-, teries, and nail'd up their Cannon: So that the Firing1 difcontinued. Upon this good Fortune all the Bells .in Bruffels were fet a Ringing, and Te Deum was fung.  The Prince of Waldeck upon receiving this News, ordered all the Troops to be in Readinefs to march, and they were to'march that Night and the next Morning, in order to give the Enemy Battle, and raife the Siege ; fo that in a few Days very great News is expected. !' Some private Accounts fay, that the Lofs of the French in this Siege amounted to 7 or 8000 j and that the fick and wounded were carried fo faft into Ghent, that the Inhabitants wanted Room.' ' . Extraofa Letter from Weymouth, Feb. 12. 4 Laft Monday Morning a fquare-ftern'd French Privateer Ketch of 8 or 10 Carriage Guns, entred our Bay, and took three BritHh Veffels ^that were (landing, as we fuppofe, to the Weftward) whofe Names we dont know by Reafon none of them were fanfomed, but carried off the fame Day * and about twoo'Clockin the Afternoon, the fame Privateer had the Impudence to come within Cannon-fhot of the Shore, which makes the Mouth of our Harbour, and then tack'd for the North Shore* and from thence at Night ftands to Sea, and,in the Morning comes in for Land again, for we faw her Yefterday/ Letter from Port/mouth, Feb. 16. ' Yefterday failed on a Cruize, from St. Helen's, his 4 Majefty's Ships Pool, Capt. Thompfon ; Ludlow-Caftle, 4 Capt. Bulley; and Taviftock Sloop, Capt. Mackenzie. ' Sail'd to St. Helen's his Majefty's Ships Devonfhire, and 4 King's Fifher.--The Royal George, Prince George, 4 York, Folkftone, Princefs Royal Storefhip, and all the 4 Ships for Oporto, Lifbon, and Gibraltar, were under ' fail; but the Wind coming to the Southward, they were * forc'd to anchor at Spithead. The Tilbury, Lord ' Bamff, is come into this Harbour.' On the 12th Inftant failed from Plymouth on a Cruize his Majefty's Ships Captain, Commodore Fox, the Lyon, Capt. Brett; Augufta, the Hon.Capt. Hamilton j Prince Frederick, Capt. N orris; the Maidftone; Hon. Captain Van Keppel j and the Lizard Sloop. We hear, that the above Ships will foon be followed by feveral other Men of War, from Plymouth and Portf-mouth, in order to Cruize on the French Privateers, whofe unparalelPd Succefs for a few Months paft, is, we hope, now Over. Yefterday ctme Advice, that the Juftitia, Johnfon, from Maryland for London, is taken by the French, and carried into St. John de Luce. Alfo, that the Farnly, Gibfon, from London for Lis* bon, was taken 10 Leagues from the Ifle of Wight, by a French Privateer. Yefterday the Lords of the Admiralty appointed Mr. Cookfon, Clerk of Chatham-Yard ; in the Room of Mr. Holland, deceas'd. Yefterday Morning died of the Small-Pox, in the Borough, Mr. Stillingfleet, a young Gentleman poffefs'd of a conliderable Fortune in Barbadoes, from whence he arrived about fix Months ago. On.Saturday laft died in Thames-ftreec, nearPaul's-Wharf, the Widow Pain, a Brewer, of considerable Bufi-nefs; fhe was taken fpeechlefs about a Fortnight agoj in which way fhe continued to the Time of her Death. On Saturday Morning fome Rogues found means to break into the-Houfe ofMr.Marlow, at Peckham, and carry off a large quantity of Linnen, and fome Kitchen -Furniture, with about three Pounds in Money, undifco-vered, The fame Day were brought to the Marfhaliea Prifon in Southwark, under a ftrong Guard, by Order of the Lords of the Admiralty John Cook, Thomas Williams, and David Jenkins, three Sailors for Mutiny and De-fertion, they are to be carried to Pertfmouth to be tried there by a Court-Martial. Briftol, Feb. 15. A Veffel of 150 Tons, fuppofedtobe the St. Thomas, Langton, from Sligo in Ireland, is loft on the Coaft of Wales. Laft Saturday his Majefty prefented the Rev. Mr. Walter Chapman, of Bath, to be a Prebendary in the Cathedral Church of Briftol, void by the Death of the Rev. Mr- Sutton. SCOTLAND. Edinburgh, Jan. 10. The Army under his jloyal High-nefs continues at Perth, occafioned by the Inclemency of the Weather ; but is foon to march in further Purftut of the Rebek, who, it is agreed, are faft difperfing. It is afferted, that the young Pretender, with about 80 Horfe of his Guards, went .through Cowpar of Angus towards Montrofe." The Commiffary of the Army is fet out for Perth, and carried thirty Bakers along with him to provide the Troops in Bread ; Major General Campbell is on'his March to join the Duke with 700 Men of the Argyllfhire Highlanders, and Major Noble is to follow with another confiderable Body from the fame Country. The whole of St. George's "Dragoons are now march'd from this City towards Stirling and Perth. Thie Duke is now in Pol-feflion ef 30 of the Rebels Cannon. On Saturday Afternoon 36 Tranfports under Convoy of four Men of War, with the Heflian Troops on board arriv'd in the Road pf Leith : "They are commanded by his Royal Highnefs "prince Frederick of Heffe, who that Night landed at Leith in perfect good Health. His Highnefs is attended by a Son of the Duke of Wolfenbuttle, the Ecrl of Crawford, and feveral other Peribns of Diftinc-tion; on his Arrival the CafUe fired a whole round, and � was immediately difpatched to acquaint his Royal Highnefs the Duke of their Arrival. And we hear"Orders are come to difembark them here.--Their Paffage was extraordinany, having left Holland only on Tuefday laft. ' %� ' Yefterday Lord Mt?k Ker, Governor of the Caftle � of Edinburgh, &c. arrived in Town, and at Two Afternoon, entered that Fortrefs, which fired a complete Round on that Occafion. Admiral Byng, in the Glocefter, with fome other Men ef War is off Montrofe. The Eltham, Urfula, and two Tenders, failed Yefterday to join him. His Fleet is properly difpofed along the Coafts.---The Bridgewater Man of War has taken a Spaniftx Privateer of 8 Carriage and 4 Swivel Guns, about 150 Tons Burthen, and 40 Men, which xad landed fome Money, Arms and Ammunition at Peterhead ; as the Veffel was neap'd, fhe could not get off; but after taking the Prifoners, Guns, &c. on Board, the Captain of the Bridgwater cauled her to be un-rigg'd, and took Security from the principal Inhabitaats of that Town, that fhe fhould remain in that Situation, and be delivered up on his Return from a Cruize to the Northward.--The Exeter Man of War is come to Leith Road. Captain Hill, late Commander of the Hazard Sloop of War, has made his Efcape from the Rebels. On Saturday, three Companies of Colonel LafceUeiJs Regiment, which had been added to the Garr^cuvOfThe Caftle, on the breaking out of this Rebellion, marched to Berwick, and are replaced by a like Number of 'Blka&r * Several more Prifon�j�are brought to Town. On Friday four Country' Men came with no lefs than Eleven Highlanders. Yefterday died in an advane'd Age Mr. David Spence, Secretary to the Bank of Scotland, which Office he held fince its hrft Erection in 1695, with great Reputation, and has left behind him the Charader of a [truly honeft Man. On Friday the 7th died fuddealy, the Wife of Principal Wifhart.; a Perfon of the greateft real Goodnefs, with the leaft Show, that this, or perhaps any Age has produced : Her Death is greatly lamented by all who had the Happinefs of any Acquaintance with